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Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

If I ………… the Principal of my school. I would abolish examinations.
(A) am
(B) was
(C) were
(D) will be

Question number : 3
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Fill in the blanks with correct option Lecdem is the blended form of
(A) Lecture and demon
(B) Lecture and demonstration
(C) Lecturer and demo
(D) Lecturer and demonstration

Question number : 4
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Dancing bird is a compound word formed by combining
(A) Noun + Gerund
(B) Adjective+ Gerund
(C) Gerund + Noun
(D) Preposition + Noun

Question number : 5
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Match the following :

(a) Autumn 1. Faucet
(b) Nappy 2. Fall
(c) Tap 3, Diaper
(d) Pavement 4. Side walk

  (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  2   3   4   1
(B)  4   2   1   3
(C)  2   3   1   4
(D)  2   1   3   4

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Match the correct Suffix

(a) announce 1. ance
(b) exception 2. ment
(c) wash 3. nal
(d) clear 4. able

 (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  2    3    1    4
(B)  2   3    4    1
(C)  3    2    4    1
(D)  4    1    2    3

Question number : 9
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It………… heavily since last night.
(A) has been raining
(B) was raining
(C) is raining
(D) were raining

Question number : 10
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Pick out the correct active form of the verb.
A poem has been written by Gopi
(A) has written
(B) had written
(C) would have written
(D) would write

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Fill in the blank with correct Homophone.
The Police tried to …….. information from the bootlegger who sells…….. liquor.
(A) illicit, elicit
(B) illegible, legible
(C) elucidate, illicit
(D) elicit, illicit

Question number : 12
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Match the phrases in Column A with their suitable clauses in Column B

Column A Column B
Phrases Clauses
(a) Despite his sickness 1. Kalam became a great scientist
(b) On seeing the snake 2. the teacher appreciated me
(c) By working hard 3. she ran away
(d) Observing my skill 4. he attended school

   (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  2   4    3   1
(B)  3   4    2   1
(C)  4   3    1   2
(D)  3   2   4   1

Question number : 13
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Transform the following sentence into comparative degree.
Wordsworth is one of the greatest English poets.
(A) Wordsworth is greater than many other English poets
(B) Very few English poets are as great as Wordsworth
(C) No other English poet is as great as Wordsworth
(D) Wordsworth is greater than any other English poet

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Match the following Column (A) with Column (B)

Column A Column B
(a) We got interrupted power supply, ……? 1. Can she?
(b) Shreya draws well, ……? 2. Didn’t we?
(c) Swarna cannot run fast, ……? 3. Isn’t it?
(d) The bus is early today ? 4. Doesn’t she?

 (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  1    3    2   4
(B)  2   4   1    3
(C)  2   4   3    1
(D) 3   2   4   1

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Choose the correct sentence from the given option.
(A) The cat hid upon the door
(B) The cat hid on the door
(C) The cat hid behind the door
(D) The cat hid within the door

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Use suitable question tag in the blank.
‘I haven’t answered your questions, …….?’
(A) haven’t I?
(B) have you?
(C) have I?
(D) has I?

Question number : 20
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Match the following :

(a) Petrol 1. Elevator
(b) Lorry 2. Apartment
(c) Flat 3. Gasoline
(d) Lift 4. Truck

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  3   4    1    2
(B)   1   2    3   4
(C)  4   1    2   3
(D)  3  4    2    1

Question number : 21
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Match the sentences with their patterns.

(a) They elected him leader 1. S V A
(b) He wore his new uniform 2. S V O
(c) He was excited 3. S V C
(d) She went to Chennai 4. S V O C

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  1    2   4   3
(B)  2   3   1   4
(C)  3   1    2  4
(D) 4  2   3   1

Question number : 22
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Match the correct suffix with the root words

(a) popular 1. let
(b) sensible 2. ling
(c) book 3. ity
(d) duck 4. ise

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  4   3   1    2
(B)  4   3   2    1
(C)  1   2   4    3
(D)  3  4   1    2

Explanation

popular + ise = popularise –> a4,
popular + ity = popularity –> a3,
sensible + ity (or) bility = sensibility –>b3,
book + let = booklet –> c1,
duck + ling = duckling –> d2.

Question number : 23
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Choose the correct pair to fill in the correct articles in the blank:
………..road to success is not …….. bed of roses. Gandhi became …….. leader par excellence ; that made Churchill ………. greatest and the most successful wartime leader.
(A) the,    the ,   the,  a
(B) a ,  a,  a,  the
(C) the, a, a, the
(D) the, some, a, the

Question number : 24
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Which of the following sentence is wrong?
(A) Teach me to fish I will live for life time
(B) One never knows what the future will bring
(C) All that glitters is not gold
(D) We has been living in this house since 1995

Explanation

(d) violation of Subject-Verb agreement
Plural subject –> Plural verb
we –> have (present perfect continuous)
We have been living in this house since 1995.

Question number : 25
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Pick out the correct passive form of the verb.
We should help the poor.
(A) must be helped
(B) will be helped
(C) should be helped
(D) shall be helped

Explanation

Active voice : We should help the poor.
Passive voice : The poor should be helped by us.

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Question number : 27
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Select the correct sentence
(A) Cakes are softer than cookies
(B) Cakes are more soft than cookies
(C) Cakes are softer then cookies
(D) Cakes are soft than cookies

Explanation

Degree of Adjectives:
Positive : soft
comparative : softer + than
Superlative : softest

Question number : 28

Join the sentences given below. Choosing the correct relative pronoun furnished in brackets:
I know the girl. She is a famous sportsperson (whom/who)
(A) I know the girl whom is a famous sportsperson
(B) I know the girl who she is a famous sportsperson
(C) I know the girl who is a famous sportsperson
(D) I know the girl whom she is a famous sportsperson

Explanation

Who should be used to refer to the subject of a sentence.
Whom should be used to refer to the object of a verb or preposition.
she is a famous sportsperson.
she –> Subject

Question number : 29
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Choose the correct question tag :
I am a student
(A) aron’t I?
(B) ain’t I?
(C) are I?
(D) am I?

Explanation

I am a student, aren’t I?
we can write aren’t as ain’t.
so,
I am a student, ain’t I?

Question number : 30

Choose the sentence which has no error.
(A) I place great confidence on you
(B) I place great confidence in you
(C) I place great confidence of you
(D) I place great confidence with you

Explanation

confidence in –> 100% confident and 100% sure
confidence off –> not 100% sure but confident
on, with doesn’t go with confident

Question number : 31
Section :    Subject :       Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Choose the correct pattern for the sentence :
He is a professor with a lot of experience.
(A) S V O A
(B) S V IO DO
(C) S V C A
(D) S V O C A

Explanation

He –> Subject
is –> Verb
a professor –> Complement
with a lot of experience –> Adjnct

Question number : 32
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Find the odd one of the following words.
(A) honour
(B) wonderful
(C) brave
(D) excellent

Explanation

honour –> noun or verb (generally used as noun)
wonderful –> adjective
brave –> adjective, noun or verb (generally used as adjective)
excellent –> adjective

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Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

In which year did H.W. Longfellow publish his first volume of poems?
(A) in 1838
(B) in 1839
(C) in 1837
(D) in 1836

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Question number : 49
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type : ,    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Match the following:

Column A Column B
(a} Kari 1. Nine years old
(b) The boy 2. Weighed forty pounds
(c) The author. 3. From writer’s village
(d) Kari’s food· 4. Five months old

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  4    1    3    2
(B)  4    2    1    3
(C)  4    3    1    2
(D)  4   3    2    1

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Choose the correct answer for the question from the given paragraph:
For three days our path first takes us upstream along the Goriganga, and then into the shrouded Milam Valley where the narrow gorges. afford few views.
Which river is mentioned here?
(A) Milani
(B) Ragash Kund
(C) Goriganga
(D) Dudh

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What are the 3 R’s related to Environmental awareness?
(A) Reduce, Recycle and Reuse
(B) Resourcefulness, Responsibility and Respect
(C) Rights, Respect and Responsibility
(D) Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

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Question number : 67
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Who was the only poet honoured with the title “Poet Laureate of Michigan”.
(A) William Wordsworth
(B) Edgar Allen Poe
(C) Kahl Gibran
(D) Edgar A Guest

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Which of the following lines belongs to “William Shakespeare”?
(A) Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks
But bears it out even to the edge of the doom
(B) But O heart ! heart ! heart
O the bleeding drops O red !
(C) For I’m off to outer space tomorrow morning·
(D) The music in my heart I bore
Long after it was heard no more

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Lakshmibai is the most famous Indian woman to have defied the British
(A) Opposed
(B) Accepted
(C) Considered
(D) Joined

Explanation

Synonyms –> Opposed

Antonyms –> Accepted

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Section :    Subject :    Class Book : ,    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the poets in Column A with their periods in Column B

Column A Column B
Poets Period
(a) Wordsworth 1. 1819-1892
(b) Shakespeare 2. 1770-1850
(c) Walt Whitman 3: 1885-1930
(d) D.H. Lawrence 4. 1564-1616

  (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  2   4    1    3
(B)  3   4    2    1
(C)  4   2    3    1
(D)  3   1    4    2

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Section :    Subject :    Class Book : , ,    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Match the following :

Poem Poets
(a) Punishment in Kindergarten 1. David Roth
(b) Nine Gold Medals 2. Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Where the Mind is Without Fear 3. Stephen Vincent Benet
(d) Flying Wonder 4.Kamala Das

(a)(b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 1 3 2
(B) 1 4 2 3
(C) 4 1 2 3
(D) 1 2 4 3

Question number : 85
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :       Year & Exam :

Who said the following line?
“Man is born free but is everywhere in chains”.
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Rousseau
(C) Subash Chandra Bose
(D) Abraham Lincoln

Question number : 86
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Match the following :

Column A Column B
(a) Walt Whitman 1. Chemmeen
(b) Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai 2. The Merchant of Venice
(c) William Shakespeare 3. O Captain My Captain
(d) Oscar Wilde 4. The Selfish Giant

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 3 1 4 2
(B) 2 1 3 4
(C) 3 1 2 4
(D) 4 2 l 3

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Section : ,    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type : ,    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Match the following:

(a) Antonio 1. Lady of Belmont
(b) Portia 2. Money Lender
(c) Shylock 3. Antonio’s Friend
(d) Bassanio 4. Merchant of Venice

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  4    1    3   2
(B)  3    1    2   4
(C)  4   1    2   3
(D)  2   3   4    1

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“On the day of Sicilian July, with Etna Smoking”.
What type of allusion is used here?
(A} Cultural allusion
(B) Biblical allusion
(C) Geographical allusion
(D) Political allusion

Explanation

Allusion –> Making a reference
On the day of Sicilian July –> a day from the month of July in Sicily
Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island in Italy.
Etna –> a volcanic mountain in Sicily.
Geographical reference is made. so, it is Geographical Allusion

Question number : 98
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“Don’t give up, though pace seems slow”
What is the figure of speech employed here?
(A) Assonance
(B) Allusion
(C) Apostrophe
(D) Anaphora

Question number : 99
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Find out the figures of speech in the following lines :
“Laugh till the game is played”
(A) Simile
(B) Metaphor
(C) Allusion
(D) Oxymoron

Explanation

Figure of Speech identifier ‘is'(be form) –> Metaphor

Question number : 100
Section :    Subject :    Class Book :    Question Type :    Unit Name :    Year & Exam :

Act – act in the living present !
What is the figure of speech employed here?
(A) Anaphora
(B) Alliteration
(C) Repetition
(D) Apostrophe